Welcome to Serpentine


A running and triathlon community in the heart of London

Road running, cross country, track & field, trail, triathlon and more

The Serpentine Running Club is one of the largest running clubs in London. Based near Hyde Park in Central London, our community of 1,000+ runners and triathletes includes all ages and sporting levels — from beginner to elite. Join Serpentine and you can:

Run London and beyond with us

Our group runs occur every Wednesday evening (Hyde Park), Saturday morning (Hyde Park), and Sunday morning (Richmond Park), with distances from 7km to 16km. We also organise monthly trail runs in the Home Counties and beyond.

Train better

Check out our weekly training sessions! Join our UKA-qualified coaches every Tuesday evening at the Paddington Rec Track (Maida Vale) or try one of our hill training sessions at Primrose Hill, Greenwich Hills and Hampstead Heath. Suitable for all levels.

Beginners and novice runners welcome

Just starting to run, or thinking “I’m not fast enough to join a club?” Think again! Our weekly group runs are beginner-friendly with designated groups for slower and less experienced runners. Check out our running courses to improve your fitness and help get you up to speed (literally!).

Do triathlon

Training for a triathlon? Improve your swimming at one of our weekly coached pool sessions. Or join one of our  group bike rides. Or why not join other triathletes for our annual training holiday in Lanzarote?

Compete with us

Come join us for the Serpentine Handicap 5k in Hyde Park on the first Saturday of every month, – where the most improved runner wins! Compete with the Serpentine team in inter-club league races, track & field meets, and cross-country events.

Socialise and volunteer

Meet other members at our regular club social events, or get involved by volunteering at our running sessions and races.

Try us before joining!

Why not come and try a club run with us before joining? We offer reduced membership fees for students, over-60s, unwaged and junior members.

Our races

Last Friday of the Month 5km

On the last Friday of each month we organise the Last Friday of the Month 5k in Hyde Park. Join us for a good quality lunch-time 5k race!

Information on the Last Friday 5k

New Year’s Day 10km and 3km fun run

Our New Year’s Day 10k Race and 3k Fun Run each year gets you started the year’s running! Stay tuned for the opening of registration for 2025!

Information on our New Year’s Day 10k

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